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  • I have been using WordPress for 1-1/2 years. I used to allow unregistered guests to leave comments, but had to shut off comments due to large amounts of spam.

    Since that time, I have upgraded to WP 2.6.5, which I am currently using. I enabled the Askimet plugin today and turned comments on again.

    However, WordPress will NOT allow anyone to leave comments unless they first register. How can I shut off this registration requirement so unregistered guests can post comments on articles like they used to be able to do in previous versions of WordPress???

    Can anyone help? I’ve searched for over half-an-hour now and have found no useful instructions. The reason is because if I search for anything I just get unrelated blogs because the WordPress text used is the same on all blogs!

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  • Minutes after posting this, I found out how to allow unregistered guests to post.

    In the Settings | General page there is a category “Membership” which has a checkbox that says “Users must be registered and logged in to comment”. Just uncheck that.

    I assumed that all comment related permissions would be on the “discussion” page.

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